We're delighted to announce that Milkshake! have commissioned us to produce a second series of the BAFTA-nominated preschool show Digby Dragon.
Based on the original work from Sally Hunter (Humphery’s Corner), the first series follows dragon-in-training Digby and his colourful friends as they embark on adventures in Applecross Wood, learning how to overcome their fears with a bit of courage and determination. Series two sees Digby lead his friends on new quests to adventurous places, where they rise to the challenges that unfold. The world feels a much larger place, and the young audience will be willing Digby and his friends along at every stage of their journey.
Digby first aired in 2016 on Channel 5, Nick Jr. UK and US, and is now broadcast in over 70 territories. Since it's launch on Milkshake! in February 2017, Digby has reached 8.3 million viewers on C5 alone. The second series will premier in 2019 on the Channel 5 preschool block before heading to Nick Jr.
“The show has been phenomenal to work on and adored by children worldwide. We knew the combination of ambitious animation and positive, heartwarming storytelling would capture the imagination of preschoolers and their parents, and this show demonstrates that”. Adam Shaw, Blue Zoo Co-founder
“Digby Dragon is a gorgeous series which has become beloved by our audience. It’s a true UK success story, charming viewers around the world and we are so proud to be commissioning the second series and continuing the Milkshake! legacy of investing in great British content”. Alison Bakunowich, SVP and General Manager Nickelodeon and Milkshake!
26 brand new adventures will be produced in total, with Nick Jr. UK and Milkshake broadcasting in the UK, and Viacom broadcasting in Latin America and Australia.